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Latest Intra-Afghan Peace Talks Wrap Up: US Envoy Reports Substantive Progress

July 9, 2019

Episode Notes:

A high-profile meeting featuring Afghan leaders and Taliban representatives just wrapped up in Qatar in a bid to end the 18-year Afghanistan war. The talks occurred with the backdrop of military violence including most recently a gruesome explosion carried out by the Taliban, killing at least 14 people.

Jonathan Schroden, Director of the Center for Stability and Development and the Special Operations Program at the CNA Corporation, joins the WarCast to discuss the developments.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:49 ] Overview of the recent talks and the U.S. envoy's remarks
[ 3:26 ] Status of the talks on troop withdrawal and anti-terrorist guarantees
[ 6:49 ] Details of how and why military violence from all major stakeholders continues

Twitter: @JJSchroden

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